Documentary: Quants: The Alchemists of Wall Street

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Quants are the math geniuses who have helped Wall Street create algorithms and mathematical models which drive much of the trade and activity on The Street. Some have blamed the Quants for 2008 financial crisis and the 2010 flash crash. This documentary takes a look at the increased role these geniuses play in creating the models that Wall Street and the financial sector increasingly lean on. This documentary gives the viewer a good insight into the huge role algorithmic trading and complicated models now play in the financial services sector. 

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